Road closures as initial work ‘failed’

A MAJOR programme of road resurfacing is getting under way in Scarborough next week.

The work is being carried out at the expense of the contractor rather than North Yorkshire County Council because the initial resurfacing works, carried out in 2010, failed, says the county council.

The problems became apparent at an earlier stage, but the county council agreed with the contractor to monitor the failure during last winter before deciding on the final extent of the remedial work.

The resurfacing will be carried out as follows:

l Scalby Road outside the hospital - Tuesday May 1 to Friday May 4 nightworks with road closure from Woodlands Ravine eastern exit to Lady Edith’s Drive. Nightworks 7pm to 2am approx.

l Albemarle Crescent - Tuesday May 8 to Friday May 11 daytime working with road closure.

l Roundabout at junction with Westway/Manham Hill/Musham Bank Road during week commencing Tuesday May 8.

l A64 Seamer Road at the junction with Queen Margarets Road and also the MKM junction – this will be nightworks from 7pm to 2am approx with a road closure from Lismore Road to Hinderwell Road.

This is provisionally programmed for delivery towards the end of the week commencing Tuesday May 8, but may run in to the following week if unforeseen delays at the previous locations occur.

Residents, local businesses, and the emergency services have been notified.

The biggest impact for bus services is the closure of Albemarle Crescent as this will affect the stops in York Place and lower Westborough.

All buses will continue up Victoria Road to Northway and they will use either the stops outside the railway station or, for those that need to travel up the A165 (Filey Road) to the South Cliff area and beyond, temporary stops in the taxi rank between Victoria Road and Westborough will be provided.

County Councillor Gareth Dadd, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Highways said: “We appreciate these remedial works mean greater inconvenience for people, but as the highways authority we have to make sure that highway maintenance is carried out to the highest standards and these repair works will be done at no cost to the county council.”

Bus passengers who have any questions about the roadworks should call BusCall on 01482 22 22 22.

Lines are open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.